Country Japan
Year 2017
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

To prevent child sexual exploitation/abuse, in consideration of the tendency for sexual exploitation/abuse committed against children, especially by those close to them such as family members, to remain unnoticed from the outside and become more serious, the government of Japan has promoted measures to effectively prevent such victimization based on the Fourth Basic Plan and established a system for providing children with services and support in order to prevent the victimization suffered by children from continuing to affect them throughout their lives. The Basic Plan on Measures against Child Sexual Exploitation that was formulated in April 2017, covers the period up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This Plan defines the measures the government of Japan should implement to eradicate the child sexual exploitation based on the current law. In line with this Plan, the government promotes multifaceted and comprehensive measures to prevent the child sexual exploitation in cooperation with a wide range of citizens, including creating a zero tolerance environment for all activities that victimize children sexually such as child prostitution and the production of child pornography, strengthening collaboration among related organizations in conducting interviews to victim children with consideration for the psychological stress imposed on children and ensuring the credibility of children’s statement( interviews by representative of public prosecutors office, the police and child consultation center), and providing children and parents with education and awareness-raising programs to prevent a child pornography crimes in which children are deceived or threatened to generate their own sexually explicit material and send the material by e-mail or other means.

Source of Information

Japan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.29.

For more information: National Police Agency